Education : Scholarship and Financial Support

I Know I Can

Helping Columbus City school students enter and succeed in college

97.17

1108 City Park Avenue Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43206
tel: (614) 233-9510   Web Site
EIN: 31-1229135

Board Leadership
Tei Street
President

CEO
Katina Fullen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17
  Financial 96.01
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

I Know I Can gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college. The program was founded in 1988 on the belief that every child who wishes to pursue higher education should have the opportunity to do so and should not be denied that right because of his or her economic status. We believe that by removing the motivational, informational and financial roadblocks to success, we can help level the educational playing field for Columbus city students and graduates. We motivate students to stay in school and pursue college, advise students and parents how to apply to college and access financial aid, fund students with Last Dollar Grant and leverage additional financial assistance, and support students once in college to help ensure completion.

I Know I Can gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college. The program was founded in 1988 on the belief that every child who wishes to pursue higher education should have the opportunity to do so and should not be denied that right because of his or her economic status. We believe that by removing the motivational, informational and financial roadblocks to success, we can help level the educational playing field for Columbus city students and graduates. We motivate students to stay in school and pursue college, advise students and parents how to apply to college and access financial aid, fund students with Last Dollar Grant and leverage additional financial assistance, and support students once in college to help ensure completion.

Financial

96.01

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.14
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by I Know I Can on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by I Know I Can on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,613,070
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,249,500
Total Contributions $7,862,570
   Program Service Revenue $1,249,500
Total Primary Revenue $9,112,070
   Other Revenue $15,826
TOTAL REVENUE $9,127,896
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,612,136
   Administrative Expenses $635,901
   Fundraising Expenses $186,996
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,435,033
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,692,863
   
Net Assets $39,735,575

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,681 2.99% Katina Fullen Executive Director

Mission

I Know I Can gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college. The program was founded in 1988 on the belief that every child who wishes to pursue higher education should have the opportunity to do so and should not be denied that right because of his or her economic status. We believe that by removing the motivational, informational and financial roadblocks to success, we can help level the educational playing field for Columbus city students and graduates. We motivate students to stay in school and pursue college, advise students and parents how to apply to college and access financial aid, fund students with Last Dollar Grant and leverage additional financial assistance, and support students once in college to help ensure completion.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
I Know I Can (OH) 97.17
Mitchell Institute (ME) 95.81
Step Up For Students (FL) 95.84
Institute for Educational Advancement (CA) 86.84
Carson Scholars Fund (MD) 89.02

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Charity Contact Info

I Know I Can
1108 City Park Avenue
Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43206
tel: (614) 233-9510
fax: (614) 233-9512
EIN: 31-1229135

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Board Leadership

Tei Street
President

CEO

Katina Fullen
Executive Director